Honors and Accolades

National Blue Ribbon School

Monta Vista was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2014, one of only three high schools in the state of California awarded this honor. To learn more about the program, visit the US Department of Education website, view the List of Selected Schools or see the Blue Ribbon Information webpage. Monta Vista was also awarded as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2008.

California Distinguished School

California Department of Education awards schools based on their Gold Ribbon Schools Program, awarding different types of schools at different times, based on student success, with attention paid to impoverished and diverse students. Monta Vista was found to be a California Distinguished School in 2006, 2012 and 2019.

US News Gold Medal Award Winning School

US News publishes a list of the top high schools each year. In 2018, MV ranked at #13 in California, #121 in the National rankings and #7 in the National STEM rankings based upon a formula which includes graduation rates, college enrollment rates, AP/ACT/SAT participation and scores, and the number of counselors at a school. Monta Vista has also ranked in this and other popular media lists as an award-winning school in prior years.

AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

The College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award is given to schools for attaining high female student representation in AP Computer Science Principles for 2018. Among the more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Monta Vista is one of only 685 that have achieved this important result. The award recognizes the importance of diversity in computer science. MV's leadership in this area demonstrates that out school prepares our female students for the high-paying, in-demand jobs of the future and gives them the opportunity to help solve some of society's most challenging problems